Greetings From Rome
Hi folks! As I mentioned here, I’m in Rome at Temple’s Summer Program for the month of June. It has been lovely so far, with nary a sight of the caldo tremendo (heat wave) Italian newspapers had been promising.
What with class prep, touring, and writing I’ve been a bit unable to blog. However, I thought I’d share one story that Mike’s post on beer versus wine brought to mind.
A colleague stopped by a wine store in the city center yesterday, and saw that the storekeeper was dispensing red and white wine from spigots on the wall. The wine was likely the source of a many local restaurants’ house stock. The cost: .75 Euros for a litre, but you had to bring your own container. My colleague brought her own container, a water bottle of unremarkable provenience. She had bought it at a nearby store for 1 Euro. Did I mention the wine was very good?
(Picture credit: I took the picture above while walking on the road to the Roman forum on Italy’s Republic Day, which is why the colosseum is draped in bunting.)